is one of the most appealing states in the Middle East
when it comes to immigration for business or employment reasons. With an economy relying mostly on the exploitation of petroleum, many Canadian citizens will plenty of job opportunities here, as this industry is also quite developed in Canada.
Immigrating to Bahrain from Canada
is subject to various requirements, however, these are not complicated when it comes to short-term visits. When choosing to relocate to Bahrain from Canada
for longer periods, our immigration lawyers
are the service of foreigners.
We can also assist with company formation services in Bahrain for Canadian citizens seeking to explore the business opportunities offered by the insular country.
Short-term immigration to Bahrain from Canada
Canadian citizens who need to travel to Bahrain for short periods have the possibility of applying for the electronic visa (e-visa). With this visa, a foreign citizen can stay in Bahrain up to 30 days.
The greatest advantage of this visa is that it can be applied for online it allows for multiple entries in the country. If you need information on how to apply for this visa, our specialists
are at your service.
The electronic visa can be used for the following purposes:
For periods longer of 30 days, other types of visas must be obtained not only by Canadian citizens, but also for British or US citizens
, for example.
How to immigrate to Bahrain from Canada under a work permit
As mentioned at the beginning of this article, one thing that connects Canada to Bahrain is the developed petrol extraction sector which means than many Canadian citizens who work in this field are qualified and can work in the same industry in Bahrain.
In order to obtain a work visa,
a Canadian citizen
must first obtain a job offer followed by the labor contract. Intra-company transfers are also possible in the case of Canadian companies operating under branches or subsidiaries in Bahrain
An important aspect to consider when immigrating to Bahrain from Canada under a labor contract is that sponsorship is required.
If you need information on the formalities to complete in order to obtain a work permit, our agents are at your service for details and advice on how to apply for it.
The residence permit for Canadian citizens moving to Bahrain
When immigrating to Bahrain from Canada under a work visa, the residence permit is issued alongside it, however, for those using other reasons to move here, residency must be obtained through other methods.
The following categories or immigrants can apply for residency under self-sponsorship in Bahrain:
foreign citizens, therefore Canadian citizens, who want to retire here,
Canadian citizens who purchase real estate in Bahrain,
those who plan to open companies in Bahrain and want to manage them from here.
There are several requirements that need to be met as a Canadian citizen seeking to immigrate to Bahrain under self-sponsorship residency, among which:
- in the case of retired persons, these must be at least 55 when moving to Bahrain,
- retired people must also demonstrate they have worked 15 years based on a Certificate of Retirement,
- in the case of those buying properties, the value of the real estate cannot be lower than 50,000 BD,
- in the case of those who open companies in Bahrain, the minimum participation to the business’ capital is set at 100,000 BD,
- proof of self-sustenance of at least 500 BD per month is also required in the case of business owners.
Economic relations between Bahrain and Canada
Thanks to its liberal economic policies, Bahrain has good relations with many Western countries, among which Canada is one of its major trading partners.
At the level of 2017, the total trade between the two countries was around 13 million USD, out of which 12,9 million USD in exports from Canada to Bahrain, and 165,000 USD in imports. Also, many Canadian companies have Bahraini regional headquarters for their operations in the Middle East.
If you want to immigrate to Bahrain from Canada
and need guidance, our immigration lawyers
are at your service, so feel free to contact us